Saturday, February 9, 2008

Ferrets make great pets, if you're willing to spend the time

Hints from Heloise

Dear Heloise: I am proudly owned by four ferrets who were rescued from people who would probably have sent them to a shelter.

People may see them in the pet store, where they look so adorable and interesting, but they are a lot of work. It is well worth it, but ferrets might not make great pets for younger children or people who work long hours or are just too busy.

We feed our "fur-babies" a high-protein diet – it's actually four types of food that we mix together. Ferrets are carnivores, so they need a lot of animal protein. Mine have kept the spider and cricket population in my house to a minimum.

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